Vermont Academy

10 Long Walk
Saxtons River, VT 05154
Here, students are free to unfurl and be their true selves while they discover their best selves: puck-shooting painters, math whizzes-turned-thespians, fashion-designing equestrian chemists, all-AP snowboarding cellists.
Vermont Academy is rooted in Vermont values: independence, ingenuity, resilience, sustainability, and a love of the outdoors.
Students are encouraged to explore, to tinker, and to innovate.
They benefit from a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, a robust advising program, top-notch learning skills support, and over 120 courses.
Twenty-five percent of students are international, with 13 countries represented.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $64,200
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Vermont Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools (out of 290 schools) for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Vermont Academy
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
9-12
School Type
Co-ed
Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Supports Learning Differences (LD)
Yes
Religious Affiliation
Non-denominational
Year Founded
1876
1906
Campus Size
450 acres
130 acres

Student Body

Enrollment
220 students
314 students
% Students of Color
16%
25%
% International Students
25%
20%
% Students Boarding
80%
70%
Average SAT Score
1200
* National Avg. »View
Average ACT score
22
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year
Yes
No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Yes
No
Frequency of Saturday Classes
Bi-Weekly
Weekly
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Average Class Size
10 students
12
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
7:1
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
32
17
ESL Courses Offered
Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
60%
71%
Summer Program Offered
Yes

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$7.3 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$64,200
$64,460
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
n/a
$35,600
% Students on Financial Aid
44%
40%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant
$30,200
$25,000
Merit Scholarships Offered
No

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Jan. 15
Director of Admissions
Nora Dock
Associate Director of Admissions
Caitlin Wilkins

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
32
17
Courses
Advanced Russian, Advanced Topics in Mathematics, Algebra II (honors), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Economics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics I, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, Biology (honors), Biotechnology/Bioethics, Chemistry (honors), Chinese 4, European History (honors), French 4/5, Geometry (honors), Physics (honors), Pre-Calculus (honors), Robotics: Advanced Topics in Control System Design, Robotics: Advanced Topics in Electrical System Design, Robotics: Advanced Topics in Java Programming, Robotics: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Systems Design, The Individual in Society (honors), World Literature (honors)

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations
20
23
Extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Bread Club, Coffee Club, Community Service Club, DEI Group, Dorm/Day Student Proctors, Environmental Club, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), National Honor Society, Orange Key Society, Tour Guides, VASA (Student Association/Govenment), World Language Tutors, Writing Center Tutors

Arts and Music Programs:
Chamber Ensemble, Dance Club, Jazz Ensemble, PAW Print (Student literary magazine), Vocal Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
3x3 Basketball, Cycling Club

College Matriculation

Year: 2018 - 2022
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Vermont
10
Saint Michael's College
9
Northeastern University
8
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
6
St. Lawrence University
6
Middlebury College
5
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
4

School Notes

  • Two and a half hours from Boston and four hours from New York, Vermont Academy is a place where students say that they feel free to express themselves, try new things, take risks, and grow. Our students thrive on a small campus that is truly a family, where their teachers and advisors become mentors, second parents, and role models. Our education is handcrafted to meet students' diverse needs and to follow where their creative and entrepreneurial spirits lead them.
  • Located on 450 acres of hills and forests in southern Vermont, VA offers unparalleled outdoor opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, crew, and nearby skiing and snowboarding at some of New England`s best ski areas. Vermont Academy competes in the NEPSAC and Lakes Region leagues and offers over 20 sports, five playing fields, six tennis courts, and a hockey rink.
  • One of the strengths of Vermont Academy is that its students embrace both the arts and athletics. We have students who are, for example, playing D1 basketball after successful seasons at Vermont Academy and who were also recognized as writers and artists, having earned accolades at the regional and state levels.
  • Vermont Academy provides students with a transformative education--in the classroom and in the great Vermont outdoors--that prepares them to thrive in college and in life.
  • Vermont Academy accreditations: NEASC, NAIS, EMA, ISANNE, AISNE, TABS
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Joe Perry - Guitarist with the band Aerosmith
    • Russell Porter - Founder of Stellaphane and designer of Mt. Palomar Observatory
    • Paul Percy Harris - Founder of Rotary Club
    • Jim McClaren - Recipient of ESPY award
    • Florence Sabin - Medical pioneer and first female student at Johns Hopkins medical school
    • Bruce Lawlor - Major General with the U.S. Army
    • Mike Morin - U.S. ski team coach; coached Bodi Miller
    • Lee Stanley - Film producer who works with troubled juveniles
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Vermont Academy cost?
Vermont Academy's tuition is approximately $64,200 for boarding students.
Who are famous alumni from Vermont Academy?
Vermont Academy famous alumni include: Joe Perry, Russell Porter, Paul Percy Harris, Jim McClaren, Florence Sabin, Bruce Lawlor, Mike Morin and Lee Stanley.
What sports does Vermont Academy offer?
Vermont Academy offers 20 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Cross Country Running, Dance, Equestrian, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Orienteering, Rock Climbing, Snowboarding, Soccer and Tennis.
What is Vermont Academy's ranking?
Vermont Academy ranks among the top 20 boarding schools for High # of AP/advanced courses offered.
When is the application deadline for Vermont Academy?
The application deadline for Vermont Academy is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

Alumni Reviews Review School

Review
Description

Class of 2021
5.00
Stanford University
Apart from it being a boarding school, the teachers are very lenient and understanding when it comes to completing coursework. They truly want you to understand the material, grades aren't a big factor at all. . .

Class of 2017
5.00
Aurora University
I enjoyed the Learning Skills Program it really helped me throughout my four years at Vermont Academy. The Learning Skills staff works with you and your teachers to help you succeed in the classroom. I. . .
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  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 220 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $64,200
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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